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From the General Secretary (September 2020)

posted Sep 18, 2020, 1:23 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Work continues at your Scottish Rite.  We are currently in the process of building a new wall, which will separate the Dinning Room from the Auditorium.  (See Pictures elsewhere).  When finished, the next project will be to build out some stadium seating to make the Auditorium more of an intimate venue.  This will provide a better experience during  our degrees and also will set us up for future endeavors such as hosting comedy shows.

We still have plans to refurbish the bathrooms, but that will likely not start till the end of the year to the beginning of the new year..

In other news we are down to 27 that have not paid or made other arrangements for their 2020 dues.  If this is you please take care of it soon.

You should be receiving your dues notices for 2021, this year Supreme has decided to mail out dues cards with the notices, this means you may have a dues card but still not be in good standing.  Please take care of your dues as soon as you receive the bill so that we can avoid issues.  (f you need assistance with your dues then just call me).

We are very happy with the way the building is shaping up, so if you are in the area stop by during the week and check it out.

 

From the General Secretary (August 2020)

posted Jul 27, 2020, 5:38 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated Sep 18, 2020, 1:27 PM ]

We are now under contract to rent a large portion of the parking lot to Amazon, so when you come please make sure you get a spot that is marked for SJSR Only.

Work continues around the building to make it more beautiful and useful.  At the next all officers/foundation meeting we are going to discuss building the wall which will separate off our Auditorium and allow us to build it out as a more intimate area.  If approved it will also include some storage rooms and a preparation/chamber of reflection room.

The new stage lighting is soon to be completed, this will give us a much better experience when putting on our degrees and sets us up to have some professional entertainment events, once we get back to having  enough parking for such things.

Something new this year is that Supreme will be mailing out your dues cards with your dues notices..  However, that means you really need to pay your dues as soon as possible, when you get the notice.  Having  a dues card will no longer mean you are in good standing.  (this was not something we were consulted on). 

Speaking of dues there are still  52 of you that have not paid your dues or contacted me to make arrangements.  If you are one of them please do so now.

Lastly, I have been looking up some of our older members and finding they have passed away.  Please make sure that part of your final arrangements is to have someone let your various masonic organizations know.

 

Stated Meeting Dinner - August 11, 2020

posted Jul 27, 2020, 5:35 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

August 11 2020

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by August 7th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Dinner is TBD depending on if we can hold the meeting or not.

 

From the General Secretary (July 2020)

posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:54 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

We are now under contract to rent a large portion of the parking lot to Amazon, so when you come please make sure you get a spot that is marked for SJSR Only.

Work continues in the building, the new stage curtain is installed and is beautiful, see picture on page 9.  The new ceiling is mostly in and will be completed shortly.  We are repairing one of the walls.  We are down to that wall and a few columns in the dinning room and we will have painted the interior of the building.  We used about 100 gallons of paint in the process.

We have also been doing some clean up outside.  Soon we will repaint the signage out front by the street and we have cleared a lot of dead plants and trees and are removing the juniper bushes which were blocking the sign.

We also have a new water fountain to install that will be capable of refilling bottles and is filtered.

We had a center channel speaker installed and we will soon have new stage/spot lights installed that will be programmable and will improve our degrees.

Once the major projects have been completed we will be doing a major clean up of our paraphernalia room.

While we are still unable to meet, if anyone wants to come down during the week to tour the building they are more than welcome to do so.

If we can’t meet again in July we will have a zoom meeting, hopefully many of you will join us for it.  Look to your emails for the log on information.

 

Sovereign Grand Commander Reception - Nov. 10, 2020

posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:51 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite


Scottish Rite Mysteries - Sept. 11&12, 2020

posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:49 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite


Stated Meeting Dinner - July 14, 2020

posted Jul 7, 2020, 1:46 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

July 14 2020

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by July 10th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Dinner is TBD depending on if we can hold the meeting or not.

 

From the General Secretary

posted Jun 3, 2020, 7:28 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

I want to keep you abreast of things as best as I can.

At this point the Grand Master Reception is canceled for this year.  If we are allowed we will have the June Stated meeting, but that doesn’t look good at this time.  We will have another Virtual Meeting, this time via Zoom.  Look to your emails for the invitation.  To that end, over 40 of the emails I have on file for folks are no longer valid, so If you have changed your email in the last couple of years, please send me a note at ghall@sanjosescottishrite.org so  we can have up to date information.

While not what we want, it is a great opportunity for those of our Brethren that are not local to join in on a meeting.

Next the Night of Instruction for June is canceled.  We have rescheduled  our Speaker, Hon. Jordan Yelnick for the December 1st Night of Instruction.

At the last Officers meeting it was determined that we need to raise our dues for next year.  It has been over 12 years since we raised the dues and we have lost about 40% of our membership in that time, so revenue is way down.  So effective for the 2021 year, dues will raise from $121 to $151.  If this posses a hardship to anyone, they should contact me when the dues notices come out next year.

We also have adopted the alternate dues structure of a set amount plus per capita in calculating dues.  This allows an automatic increase should Supreme increase Per Capita.  (Note, we have heard nothing of such a proposal at this time).  The set amount is $125 and the Per Capita amount is $26 to hit the $151 amount of next year.

This will also mean that Life Memberships will be going up.  So if you are interested in a life membership, please contact me now.  We can even apply this years dues to the amount.

 Age Current New
 Under 49 $2541 $3170
 50-54 $2299 $2869
 55-59 $2057 $2567
 60-65 $1694 $2114
 over 65 $1331 $1661

Finally, while we have been shut down, we have been doing a lot of work around the building.  We have painted, just about every wall in the building,   About the only thing left is the ceiling in the Dinning rooms.  We have replaced all the lighting in the kitchen and stage with modern LED’s which provide better lighting at a fraction of the yearly operating cost.  We are in the process of replacing the 250 or so florescent tubes in the dinning room with LED’s  We have been cleaning and getting rid of stuff that has been accumulated through the years that we no longer use..


We are working on some upgrades, we are getting a new drape for the Stage.  Adding a center channel speaker to the sound system so we can have better sound for things like movie nights.  And we will be upgrading our stage lighting so that we can  improve the degree experience.

I want to thank a few people that have been working lots of hours on these projects.  First Ill. Ken Nagel who has been here almost every day since the Shut down.  Hon. Brandon Duenas and Bro. Art Pasquinelli, who have put in many hours.  Bro. Jimmy Reilley who is an actual Scottish Mason, who even though he doesn’t belong to our Valley has spent many hours painting.  And Angela, who has been leading our crew in deep cleaning the building.

We are down at the Valley every day, so if you have time stop by and take a look, I am sure you will be impressed.

 

Stated Meeting Dinner - June 9, 2020

posted Jun 3, 2020, 7:20 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

 

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

June 9 2020

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by June 5th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Dinner is TBD depending on if we can hold the meeting or not.

 

Stated Meeting Dinner - May 12, 2020

posted Apr 29, 2020, 5:58 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Stated Meeting Menu

Tuesday

May 12 2020

 

(Vegetarian Entrée by REQUEST ONLY,
by May 8th )

Call the Office NOW at 408-978-7483 & make your reservations!

Cinco De Mayo
If possible we will have a Taco Truck

Otherwise we will have Mexican fare to be    determined

 

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